The Defense Department provided these figures:
• 791 troops were wounded or injured during combat
• 253 troops were wounded or injured in action not related to combat operations, such as traffic accidents or accidental gunshot wounds
According to Pentagon numbers, between May 1 and Tuesday, 73 U.S. troops have been killed in Iraq.
• 29 by hostile fire around Iraq
• 44 troops from non-hostile fire or in accidents
Since the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom, 211 U.S. troops have been killed in Iraq.
• 143 troops by hostile fire
• 68 troops by accidents or other non-hostile incidents
As for the dollar cost of the Iraqi war and occupation, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told a Senate committee Wednesday that it is projected to cost the Pentagon an average of nearly $4 billion a month through September.
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